Bubbly Refresher: Piatti’s Champagne Cocktail


Piatti Ristorante & Bar’s wonderful summer music series has begun again, featuring a stellar lineup of musicians who will rock the restaurant’s courtyard with live tunes every Friday night until Sept. 26. The entertainment is offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and reservations are recommended for folks who want to relax during the performances at the restaurant’s outdoor tables while noshing on the kitchen’s fritto misto, toothsome pastas and pizzas. I suggest the bar’s bubbly, uplifting champagne cocktail to accompany the live music—it’s simply a glass of sparkling wine, sweetly enhanced by an Angostura bitter-infused sugar cube and garnished with a fresh lemon twist—but it’s exceptionally refreshing and invigorating on a balmy, warm summer evening.